20 May 2013 - 1:02pm | posted by | 4 comments

The Drum runs industry survey to gauge average working hours and pressures facing marketing and communications professionals

The Drum runs industry survey to gauge average working hours and pressures facing marketing and communications professionalsThe Drum runs industry survey to gauge average working hours and

Last week it was reported that an employee at Ogilvy & Mather Beijing died at his desk from a heart attack.

Such a story is uncommon within the industry, but it did make The Drum wonder about how hard professionals within the industry are working, with longer hours and more pressure to bring in clients a factor every company now faces.

As a result, we’d like to ask you to take a few minutes to fill out our anonymous questionnaire in an attempt to learn just how much stress marketing and communications professionals feel across the UK and how long an average working day is.

The Drum will report the results of the survey later this week.

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20 May 2013 - 14:16
Jazbp's picture
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I really liked the question "is pressure in work increasing or decreasing do you feel?" And you can answer yes or no...

Think you might want to change that question!

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21 May 2013 - 11:02
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Think it's a bit unfair that it's only applicable to marketing professionals who work in an agency, do those of us who work in house not count?

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21 May 2013 - 11:34
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This could be a really useful survey, just needs the pressure increase/decrease question sorting and to define what area of the business the respondent is in - eg Creative, Client Services, Board, and whether they're inhouse or agency.

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21 May 2013 - 16:20
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Thanks for the feedback - the pressure of work question has now been fixed. Obviously, the long hours worked here are taking their toll! However, we have had an outstanding response to this survey and we will publish the result soon. They should give a real insight into what is a really important issue.

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